Courses in the faith and leadership concentration prepare you for leadership in faith communities, service organizations, nonprofits, outdoor ministry settings, graduate study in practical theology and more.

The religion major with a faith and leadership concentration is designed to easily pair with other majors or minors, allowing you to anticipate diverse future work settings. A significant number of Concordia graduates seek employment — or volunteer positions — connecting their faith convictions to social needs.

Faith and leadership courses are open to all students regardless of their major. The concentration includes the practicum in faith and leadership, an internship for you to develop practical knowledge, skills and self-understanding in a faith and leadership setting.

Studying faith and leadership was one of the most rewarding experiences in my college career. The core of faith and leadership is questioning one's personal ideologies as well as widely accepted truths in order to discover more about ourselves, the world we live in, and what our place in it all is. 

Katie Anderson '17

Degree Requirements and Courses

Required Courses

Additional Requirements

  • 4 credits from courses in each of the four modes of inquiry, as identified in the catalog (interpretive studies, historical studies, comparative studies, and constructive studies).
  • 16 additional credits in religion (REL) courses*


Dr. David Creech

Associate Professor, Religion Religion, Social Activism